Shortly after Robin Hood: An Elegy closed in late August, I began to work on my new piece, Más Cara to submit to Teatro Vivo's Austin New Latino Play Festival. It was a close call with a November deadline, but I made my deadline and I made it into the festival.
I enjoyed working with Teatro Vivo so much during El Nogalar, so I am incredibly excited to be partnering with them again, but as a writer. After several rewrites and a several weeks of rehearsing, a wildly talented director (Rudy Ramirez) and some wildly talented actors (Martinique Duchene-Philips, Gricelda Silva, Nickclette Izuegbu, Lori Navarrete, Olivia Jimenez, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, Jesus Valles and David Barrera) are going to breath life into the words I've been poring over for months with a workshop-style reading.
I really hope that if you're reading this and in Austin, you'll be able to join us. The festival includes three evenings and one afternoon of staged readings of new Latino plays. (Mine is on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26th at 8 PM) General admission tickets for the festival are a donation-based or “pay what you wish.” A $40 reserved seat festival pass is available for those attending all three days or reserved seats may be purchased for $15 for each play. Furthermore, Teatro Vivo is offering a limited number of complimentary “social media” seats at the back of the theatre for those interested in live tweeting and posting to social media during the festival.
I wrote a play about and featuring a bunch of badass Latinxs. We're having a reading and it's pay what you wish - you should come.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Mexican American Cultural Center - Austin - 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701